Want ultraviolet vision? You're going to need smaller eyes.

Unlike humans and most other mammals, birds can see ultraviolet light. But not all avian eyes are created equal, according to new research. Apparently, birds with smaller eyes are better able to perceive the UV spectrum. » 11/22/13 6:20am 11/22/13 6:20am

Scientists spark the growth of a human eye with stem cells

Biologists in Japan have grown a human-eye precursor from stem cells, and amazingly, it was done without the guidance from a scaffolding structure. The breakthrough indicates that the information to form such organs are embedded within the cells themselves, and not driven by environmental cues. Researchers hope to… » 6/18/12 8:30am 6/18/12 8:30am

Incredible close-up photos of animals' eyes

Suren Manvelyan's macroscopic photos of the human eyes amazed us with their resemblance to a Martian landscape. His photos of various animals' eyes reveal the varied alien planets shining in their irises. » 6/03/12 2:00pm 6/03/12 2:00pm

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Who needs genetic engineering? Turn your brown eyes blue with lasers,…

Are you sick and tired of your brown eyes? Wish you could swap them out for some blue ones, instead? For a paltry five grand, Laguna Beach doctor Gregg Homer thinks he can help you out. He claims to have developed a 20-second procedure that can permanently change your eyes from brown to blue. Best of all? He does it… » 11/03/11 2:30pm 11/03/11 2:30pm